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March 08, 2018

Can an Emerging Approach to K-12 Education Buck the Troubling Trend on Women in Leadership?

While all children invariably face failures in school, girls are uniquely socialized to see failures as evidence of inaptitude. Girls are more likely to compensate by strictly adhering to classroom rules, which creates a vicious cycle that's reflected in the number of women in leadership positions in industry. As we celebrate International Women's Day, however, I'm encouraged by the emerging innovation I'm finding in K-12 schools today.

March 06, 2018

Connection is Fundamental: Networks for Life, Learning and Livelihood

Life is at base a network. It thrives on connection. How can professional networks in education connect people more deeply, creating new insights, access and opportunity?

March 01, 2018

Changing the Education Narrative of CHANGE

Today, more than ever it is essential that even the most traditional schools begin discussing the need to align our practices to develop the most productive citizens.

February 23, 2018

Share Your DC: A Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Expedition

For this edition of Friday Focus: Practitioner's Guide to Next Gen Learning, we spoke to Khizer Husain, Chief of Staff at Two Rivers, to learn about this innovative approach to building a strong, diverse community.

February 19, 2018

Schools Should Be Cathedrals of Learning

Sarah Williams Goldhagen in her book Welcome to Your World: How the built environment shapes our lives makes the compelling case that cognition is the product of a three-way collaboration between your mind, body, and environment.

February 02, 2018

Taking a Risk with Authentic Learning at Boston International Newcomers Academy

Boston International Newcomers Academy (BINcA), a high school that embraces recent immigrant English language learners and their families, is trailblazing new learning environments in Boston Public Schools (BPS).

January 10, 2018

3 Ways Student-Led Assessment Improves Learning in Virginia

A group of 11 school districts across Virginia came together with one goal: create more student-led assessment opportunities in our schools so students are more engaged in learning.

January 10, 2018

A Year in the Making: The Second Lesson My New Year's Resolution Taught Me about Next Gen Learning

Throughout my career, I have had the kind of jobs where "deliverables" are things like meetings and papers and presentations--in other words, intangible products. But this year, even as I experienced the challenging side of making, I also experienced a special reward when my projects were complete.

December 28, 2017

Building Young Entrepreneurs for Change

By providing authentic opportunities to practice self-direction, connect with the larger community, collaborate with peers, and develop their respect for social responsibility, the annual Magnolia Makers Market is one way Montessori For All works toward preparing children to be successful leaders in the 21st century.

December 22, 2017

A New Education Research-Practice Center: Early. Personal. Relevant.

The International Center for Educational Research and Practice aspires to address the challenge of "inter-sectionality of thought." Bringing research and practice together is the only way school districts and their communities can create the learning environments that will prepare today's students for tomorrow's future.

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